Fossil oil and paraffin are becoming more expensive.

When used as an energy carrier the carbon stored millions of years ago is released and the release of CO2 is also brought about.

Countries using fossil oil require an expensive world-wide net of transport and production which is prone to problems of all kinds. The producing countries are mostly politically unstable which results in being a risk for speculation as War or Terrorism can interrupt production at any time.

There is an increasing tendency towards nationalisation of fossil fuel in the producing countries which removes the product from the speculating market and can become the target of political interest and power struggles.

Costs associated with fossil oil like subsides for pipelines, refineries, production,  military security and intervention are to the present day not being taken into consideration and amount to approx € 56 billion per year for oil production alone; as well as costs incurred through accidents to tankers, climatic changes, burning off oil, negative effects on living creatures etc. The costs of rising CO2 levels or the management thereof are not considered either.

In 2005 German households had to pay €25 billion more for heating and car fuel than in 2004 or €650 per household. These costs continue to rise  and are a heavy burden on the State's economy as it represents money that is not available elsewhere.

Fossil oil and paraffin are getting more expensive. Oily fruit like palm- or soya oil are not the solution. These are needed as food or animal feed and have negative effects on the environment through clearing, growing, production and transport and are costly as well.

Different solutions have to be found.